Trump issues proclamation honoring King

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President Donald Trump says it’s up to people, not the government, to achieve the ideals expressed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Trump’s comments came in a White House proclamation issued Wednesday on the 50th anniversary of King’s slaying in Memphis, Tennessee.

Trump proclamation echoes King’s own words in saying: “We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters lest we perish together as fools.” And he says it’s the people of the United States, not government, who will achieve King’s goals.

Trump proclaimed the anniversary as a day to honor King. He also sent a tweet about King’s legacy.

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